A very special Showtime stand-up comedy series, Kevin Smith’s Silent But Deadly, premieres on Friday, May 11th at 9 pm EST. It can be watched live or streaming online, with or without cable for free. This act is special because it was taped the same night Smith nearly died from a heart attack.
The easiest way to live stream Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly online for free without cable is via a Showtime free trial on Amazon. Amazon Prime members can jump straight into a 7-day free Showtime trial to start streaming Silent But Deadly tonight. No cable is required to take advantage of this free Showtime offer. The regular price of $8.99 per month will kick in once the trial is complete, or you can cancel anytime during the trial.
Back in February, Smith had completed the first 57-minute Silent But Deadly performance and had gone backstage to rest before a second performance the same night. During that break he suffered a near fatal heart attack that he didn’t know was a heart attack until after he reached the hospital.
Quick thinking by Smith and his staff got him to the hospital quickly and the medical team was able to unclog his “widowmaker” artery that lead to the heart attack.
Fans found out shortly thereafter when Smith took to social media and shared a hospital bed picture of himself, followed by a long video.
Now three months later and roughly 30 lbs lighter, we get to see Smith’s final performance before the heart attack and the much slimmer, more health-conscious man that emerged after it.